Just five weeks after being named Defensive Coordinator at Texas A&M, it appears that Reggie Herring may have decided to leave Texas A&M and accept a position as linebackers coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys apparently are close to announcing the hiring of Herring as the team’s new linebackers coach, and that announcement could come on Monday.
Sources indicate that Herring will likely accept the position with the Cowboys.
Herring came to Texas A&M from Arkansas where he served as defensive coordinator the past three seasons.
Herring had spent two years in the NFL (2002-03) as linebackers coach for the Houston Texans, where he coached with new Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart..
When announced on January 4th as Texas A&M's new Defensive Coordinator, Aggie coach Mike Sherman said:
"Reggie has accumulated invaluable experience throughout his career at the college and pro level. His defenses as a coordinator have demonstrated aggressiveness, as well as tough, physical play. I have been attracted to his ability to prepare for multiple schemes, as well as personnel groups to adjust to the variety of offensive looks you find in college football." "He has a great reputation as a coordinator, as well as a recruiter."
Herring seemed excited to be at Texas A&M, saying:
"This is a tremendous honor and privilege to have the opportunity to coach here at Texas A&M with Mike Sherman. I am excited to be in Aggieland where there is a great football tradition. On the defensive side of the football, there is an awesome responsibility to restore the pride of that unit because of the great Wrecking Crew defenses of the past."
If Herring does accept the Cowboys position, the Aggie Websider will be on top of coverage to find his replacement.